6 Gift Giving Ornament Ideas
6 Gift Giving Ornament Ideas
For non-profit organizations, gifting custom metal and brass ornaments is a great way to get people excited about the work you do and serve as a special thanks to volunteers, members, and/or loyal donors. These beautiful keepsakes can be displayed year after year as an annual reminder to volunteers to revisit your organization to renew donations, memberships, or join any programs or events you may be offering in the new year.
There are many ways to gift ornaments, which calls for some customization and creativity! Not only will you choose an ornament that best represents your mission, but you’ll also need to select a method and/or occasion to gift your ornaments. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Meeting Dollar Goals
One great way to gift ornaments is to award them to donors who meet certain dollar expectations or goals. This gives your organization the chance to get a bit creative while simultaneously giving your donors goals to aim for and reward them when those goals are met. For example, gift custom ornaments for bronze, silver, gold, and platinum donors or mark the ornaments with dollar increments, like $50, $100, and $500 donor levels. This not only gives you the chance to create several different ornament designs to commemorate your donors, but it also gives donors something extra to strive for. For many, it serves as a point of pride to display ornaments commemorating their donation achievements.
In the non-profit sphere, custom brass ornaments are a perfect keepsake to honor the excellence of those who have generously helped support your organization. They can also serve as a small gift to not only donors but to volunteers and members to remind them of the work you accomplished together (and that it could not be possible without their help!).
Where top donors are concerned, a custom ornament that expresses your gratitude is a perfect way to honor excellence. It can feature a message that thanks them for their support and motivates them to continue to donate in the future. Depending on how your organization works, these ornaments can also be sent out with invitations to exclusive “VIP” events that you can use to raise additional funds.
For volunteers, specifically, create an ornament design that reminds them of the work they did that year. Perhaps it was building a house, delivering meals, or cleaning up garbage along a local waterway. No matter the job, with a custom ornament design company, you can create brass ornaments that intricately depict these scenes to serve as a reminder of their hard work, generosity, and impact.
Fundraising with Ornaments
Custom ornaments are a fun way to raise funds, as well. Whether you’re holding a Kickstarter or hosting a fundraising event, make ornaments the prizes for different donation levels. This allows you to feature ornaments with several different designs so that each donor receives something unique.
Make Something Different Each Year
No matter how you choose to gift ornaments — whether to donors, through fundraising, or some other method — changing up your gift-giving method throughout the years is key. This point is especially important for people who collect ornaments. For the collectors, it’s about creating a timeline. The more ornaments they collect from your organization over the years, the more pride they’ll feel for making regular contributions to your mission. To that end, it’s always best to make sure that you’re giving a different ornament each year. Make it something beautiful, and make sure it’s something relevant to that year. Using dates on custom ornaments is one way to make each ornament unique and special, and you can even go so far as to create art that depicts a major project or theme that your organization focused on for that year.
Give Ornaments for Publicity
Ornaments don’t always have to be about fundraising or rewarding donors and volunteers. For non-profits, a big part of the mission is getting the word out about what they do. Ornaments can be a great way to do that. If your organization wants to spread the word among local businesses or donors so that you can build awareness and create future fundraising opportunities, try sending out ornaments as a gift. Ideally, each ornament will paint a picture of your mission — and you can even make sure to include brochures or other literature to help inform people of your organization’s goals.
Building Awareness on Social Media
Social media is another great way to get the word out about what you do — with the advantage of reaching a broad audience rather than targeting select businesses and donors. However, the thing about social media is that in today’s constant deluge of posts and advertising, it’s hard to gain traction. A tactic to overcome this issue is to use social media platforms to feature giveaways. When you create ornaments specifically for social media giveaways, you’ll find that these posts will gain more likes and shares than usual, which lets you know that word is spreading.
The ideas for giving ornament gifts are virtually limitless — and so are the ornament designs that you can create for your non-profit. The key is to work with a custom ornament manufacturer who can produce brass keepsakes to your exact specifications, and remind your donors and volunteers of their cherished and charitable work. Ornaments are a perfect gift for any occasion, but they are even more special when they commemorate a charitable experience and celebrate the generous efforts of the contributors to non-profit organizations. With this in mind, consider how a beautifully crafted brass ornament can commemorate the volunteers and donors of your organization.
Beacon Design by ChemArt is a U.S. wholesale manufacturer and the industry leader in metal-etched keepsakes. In 2017, we launched Beacon Design as one of ChemArt’s two divisions. Richard’s claim to fame was developing a water-based photo-resistant process. He tested this process with jewelry findings and soon after applied that technology to industrial parts, decorative ornaments, keepsakes, and other products. In fact, industries worldwide use this process in their applications. Furthermore, our loyal customer base has helped us become an industry leader by creating their unique custom designed products.